A bit OT: external equipment for writing...

Ian Smith ian at abelon.com
Tue Mar 30 07:18:01 CEST 2004

At 13:25 30/03/2004, Antony Stone wrote:
>On Tuesday 30 March 2004 1:09 pm, Vic Berdin wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > This maybe the wrong list to post this but since you guys are into
> > the field of creating your own BIOSware, I would like to ask if
> > anyone knows of a device or equipment (connected via stadard PC port)
> > that may be used in order to write data into a BIOS chip?
>BIOS chips are standard flash parts - a commercial flash programmer will do
>the job (but don't expect such a machine to be cheap).

We use a Batronix USB programmer:


List price is 289 USD (plus you'll need a PLCC adapter) which is quite a 
bit cheaper than a lot of the others on the market, and it will program a 
huge variety of different chips. It's pretty fast too (much faster than any 
serial/parallel port programmer)



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